Thursday, July 14, 2011

LEGO Thursday: Captain Speede and the Rocinante

There's the mini-fig we all know and love, and when we build ships for those little guys and girls we're building in mini-fig scale. Micro-scale building is a different animal (and not what you see here) and uses a tiny scale making it easier to build whole fleets of ships (and huge capital ships). I do have some of those queued up too.

For me and my MOC here I went with the scale of one cylindrical piece representing one human, though I don't know what the official name of this scale would be. In the photo above you see Captain Speede standing out in front of his ship, the Rocinante.

The Rocinante has been modified to be able to accept a number of modular sections on its starboard side. In the photos here a container module is shown. It's a tight ship but has enough accommodations for a crew of six, though Captain Speede prefers to run a lighter crew of four (larger profits to split less ways).

Starboard module dock (left) and main airlock (right)

Crew look out of their quarters at a third outside washing the windows

Upper plates removed to show a rough floorplan

Communications and long-range filter array

Captain Speede (in blue) leads his crew down the gangplank

Just a couple of "ship prawn" photos to wrap things up with. This was a fun build, its been long disassembled by now, but it's nice to see it show up here. I'd say this is about eight years old? Maybe a little less? I don't know, but now that it's been reborn I kind of would like another shot at building it again. Enjoy!


  1. Love it! Especially the use of 'Rocinante'!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! I always liked the name since I heard it in a Rush song, and since it was good enough for Don Quixote as well...

  3. I'm a Lego fan going back 20+ years. Great job on ship and blog

  4. Thanks General, two new viewers on one post, welcome aboard. Thanks for the comments, I had a lot of fun with this build and it was a first for me in this mid-sized scale.